anarchists in trouble

Chilean Anarchist Rodrigo Lanza Sentenced to Five Years in Prison in Spain

  • Posted on: 1 December 2019
  • By: thecollective
Chilean Anarchist Rodrigo Lanza Sentenced to Five Years in Prison in Spain

From AMW

Chilean anarchist Rodrigo Lanza was sentenced to five years in prison in Spain on November 26. He was accused of homicide in the death of a fascist in 2017.

The following is a statement on Rodrigo’s sentencing, orginially published in Spanish on the anarchist website Todo Por Hacer.

Public Statement from Fugitive Anarchist Comrade Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis

  • Posted on: 27 November 2019
  • By: thecollective
Public Statement from Fugitive Anarchist Comrade Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis

From Anarchists Worldwide, Greece


Since Saturday 9th of November, following the police raid at a man’s home, which has been his declared residence for many years, this man and one more, a persecuted fighter and political prisoner in the past, have been incarcerated in the cells of the Greek state, facing heavy charges. The regime’s propaganda media, which take on the job of spreading the scenarios of the repression mechanisms, portray the two arrested as well as myself as members of the armed organization Revolutionary Self Defense, who have been preparing, according to the suspicions of the “counter”-terrorist agency, new attacks. Starting from these arrests and with the added excuse of the search for me, the state has unleashed a mass operation of terrorism against anarchists and the wider social movement. Such efforts, which are pillars of the timeless counter-revolutionary strategy of the rulers, have been dealt with several times by the movement, by its stamina, its broad solidarity and by continuing and intensifying the struggle. Being at the epicenter of this operation I ought to make a public statement about my political stance and the characteristics of the regime’s current aggression that is directed against society and the movement.

Anarchist Black Cross Moscow is quitting support for Arman Sagynbaev

  • Posted on: 25 November 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)
Arman Sagynbaev

The Moscow Anarchist Black Cross group is supporting the declaration released by the Rupression-campaign about Arman Sagynbaev, prisoner of the so-called Network case, and will stop supporting him. Arman has been removed from the list of political prisoners, supported by the ABC Moscow. From now on, no donations transferred via Anarchist Black Cross Moscow for the Network case prisoners, or political prisoners in general, will be used to support Arman Sagynbaev or passed to his lawyers.

Anti-Terror Operation Leads to 3 Comrades Arrested, 1 Comrade Wanted

  • Posted on: 14 November 2019
  • By: thecollective

from anarchists worldwide.

In an operation that began on Friday, November 8th, Greek counter-terrorism police raided 13 homes and took 15 people in for questioning. According to Greek corporate media, two men aged 41 and 45 were subsequently arrested on charges of carrying out terrorist acts, possession of explosives, violation of the weapons law and tampering with official documents. A 39 year old woman was also arrested for violation of the weapons law. Counter-terrorism police are still seeking a 46 year old man.

For Those With Fiery Hearts

  • Posted on: 13 November 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

Collective statement from Operation Renata defendants

The verdict for the Operation Renata defendants is expected on Dec 5. Post includes a pamphlet of this translation to print and share in advance.

Today, we have decided to speak up about the repressive operation dubbed “Renata” [See Appendix 1]. Other texts have analyzed the investigation in terms of both the state’s overall repressive character and of the technological, investigative, and judicial tools used to strike against those who still dare to fight for something different, who still fly on wings of freedom.

We have decided to address ourselves not to the judges nor to zealous agents of repression. No, it’s not in the courtroom that we have decided to speak today. We want to speak in spaces of struggle, where there are still critical minds, wherever people are aware of how much needs to change immediately, that this state of affairs needs a revolution.

We will speak then of the facts presented in court and of which we are accused.

Two anarchists arrested in Belarus for the attack on jail with Molotov Cocktail

  • Posted on: 11 November 2019
  • By: thecollective
Two anarchists arrested in Belarus for the attack on jail with Molotov Cocktail


In the night from 19 to 20 October unknown people have thrown Molotov cocktail on territory of the prison. The same night two anarchists Nikita Yemelyanov and Ivan Komar were detained on the streets for this attack. In the rucksack of Nikita police found clothes containing traces of Molotov mixture and GoPro camera. Several days later both are charged with property damage and vandalism with sentenced going from 3 to 10 years.